Whitney Houston

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R&B Singer
Date of Birth August 9, 1963
Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey
Date of Death Feb 11, 2012 (48)
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Whitney Houston

Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress. She was cited as the most awarded female artist of all time by Guinness World Records and remains one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with over 200 million records sold worldwide. Houston released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums, all of which have been certified diamond, multi-platinum, platinum, or gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Her crossover appeal on the popular music charts as well as her prominence on MTV influenced several female African-American female artists. Houston began singing in church as a child and became a background vocalist while in high school. With the guidance of Arista Records chairman Clive Davis, she signed to the label at the age of 19. Her first two studio albums, Whitney Houston and Whitney, both reached number one on the Billboard 200 and are among the world's best-selling albums of all time.

Born: Whitney Elizabeth Houston, August 9, 1963, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Died: February 11, 2012, Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Cause of death: Drowning due to coronary artery disease and cocaine intoxication
Resting place: Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, New Jersey, U.S.
Education: Mount Saint Dominic Academy
Occupation: Singer, actress, film producer, model
Children: Bobbi Kristina Brown
Parent(s): John Russell Houston, Jr, Cissy Houston
Relatives: Gary Garland, (half-brother), Dionne Warwick, (cousin), Dee Dee Warwick, (cousin), Leontyne Price (cousin)
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About Whitney Houston

R&B and pop performer who became the most awarded female singer in history for hits such as "Hold Me" from her record-breaking self-titled album.

Before Fame

She grew up in a musical family with cousin Dionne Warwick and her godmother Aretha Franklin.


She created the soundtrack for and starred in the film The Bodyguard alongside Kevin Costner.

Family Life

She married Bobby Brown on July 18, 1992. They had a daughter named Bobbi and then divorced on April 24, 2007.


She sang a duet with Mariah Carey on the song "When You Believe" in 1998.

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Latest information about Whitney Houston updated on February 28, 2021.